Ninety percent (90%) of a child’s brain development happens before the age of 5. At birth, a child’s brain has not fully developed. The child’s brain is neuroplastic, meaning it has the ability to change in response to experiences. Experiences in the early years influence how the brain is built. Relationships with supportive caregivers are profoundly important for shaping the developing brain. The development of a child’s brain architecture provides the foundation for all future learning, behaviour and health.
Come and find out how specific parenting practices shape developmental outcomes in the brain-building process.
Dr. Kimberley Kong holds a Master of Education (Educational Psychology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and PhD in Child and Youth Research (Psychology) from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
She is a lecturer at School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) teaching courses in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She had worked with children across diverse settings which include high-end early childhood education setting, urban poor, indigenous communities and most recently refugee communities. Kim is also involved in several research projects relating to early child learning and development, focusing on resilience in children and play-based learning.
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